Denly and Coles make the Warwickshire attack suffer on day two

Tuesday 4th May 2010

Joe Denly had reached an unbeaten 73 with nine foursat lunch

Kent v Warwickshire LV= County Championship Division 2, Day 2.
By Mark Pennell
Joe Denly“s top championship score this season coupled with a career-best 41 from night watchman Matt Coles helped manoeuvre Kent into a position of strength at Wednesday“s lunch interval.
By the break the hosts had reached 168 for three with Denly unbeaten on 73 and Martin van Jaarsveld still at the crease with eight not out – even so, Kent still trail by 82 on first innings.
Resuming on their overnight score of 43 for one, Kent made good progress through a second wicket stand worth 89 in 23 overs between Denly and Coles.
The pair ran superbly between the wickets and took toll of anything loose. Indeed, Coles enjoyed the shot of the morning when he rocked back to pull a marginally short ball from Chris Woakes for a six over mid-wicket that also raised the 50 partnership.
Coles edged past his career best of 40 during his 81-minute stay but, after four fours and a six, he was unlucky to go, strangled down the leg-side when attempting to glance Rikki Clarke“s first ball of the day from the Pavilion End.
Geraint Jones marched in to get off the mark with a spanking cover drive off Clarke, but the former Surrey man had his revenge soon after when Jones, in aiming to cut a wide one, simply picked out the fielder Woakes at third man.